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Curriculum Requirements

Applied Educational Psychology

Professional Development Core (9 Credit Hours)

EDPY 601 – Professional Seminar (1)

EDPY 655 – Research in Psychoeducational Studies (5)

EDPY 668 – Practicum in Instructional Planning (3)

Advanced Core (21 Credit Hours)

EDPY 517 – Direct Assessment and Interventions for Academic Skills Deficits (3)*

EDPY 515 – Educational Applications of Behavioral Theories of Learning (3)*

EDPY 636 – Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Psychology and Behavior Analysis (3)*

EDPY 516 – Educational Applications of Cognitive and Affective Models (3)

LEES 671 – Advanced Seminar in Theories of Learning (3)

LEES 604 – Special Topics (3)

CSE 607 – Advanced Seminar in Educational Studies (3)

Research (15 Credit Hours)

EDPY 682 – Educational Research Methods  (3)

EDPY 559 – Introduction to Qualitative Research in Education (3)

Students, in consultation with their advisor, must select one of the following research courses:

EDPY 577 – Statistics in Applied Fields I  (3)

EDPY 677 – Statistics in Applied Fields II  (3)

EDPY 678 – Statistics in Applied Fields III  (3)

EDPY 505 – Quasi-Experimental and Single-Subject Design Research (3)*

SPED 603 – Reading and Applying Research for Diverse Learners: Single-Subject Approaches (3)*

Cognate (6 Credit Hours)

Students choose at least two courses from one of the following areas for a cognate: Gifted/Talented Learners, Instructional Strategies in Special Education, Educational Technology or Instructional Technology, Higher Education Administration, or Cultural Studies in Education. Other cognates may be negotiated with the Applied Educational Psychology faculty. (Note: Students planning to work toward BCBA certification will need to complete SPED 430 Applied Behavior Analysis in School Settings and SPED 555 Methods of Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders to satisfy the Cognate requirement for the AEP PhD or in addition to another Cognate.)

Dissertation (24 Credit Hours)

EDPY 600 – Doctoral Research and Dissertation (24)

Once dissertation hours begin, they must be registered for continually (fall, spring, and summer terms) until the final defense is completed.


NOTE: Please check the Graduate Catalog for the most recent course descriptions

Updated 11/06/2018

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